Games that use a chessboard
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There must be quite a few that I don't know about and good ones too (I hope)
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1. Board Game: Chess [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:412] [Average Rating:7.09 Unranked]
Matthew Maisey
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There's lots of reasons why I don't play chess nowadays (how many games in ths database?) but I think it is truely a great game. I realise that there are many varients so I'd onnly like significant ones listed, but I'll leave that to you.
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2. Board Game: Checkers [Average Rating:4.86 Overall Rank:14926]
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Or draughts as I know it. Thoughts on this classic?
 
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3. Board Game: Lines of Action [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:2463]
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I'm looking forward to trying this one but I haven't got around to it yet.
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4. Board Game: Martian Chess [Average Rating:6.33 Overall Rank:5388]
Jeff Wolfe
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Columbus
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The first thing I thought of when I saw the title.
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5. Board Game: Byte [Average Rating:4.51 Unranked]
Clark D. Rodeffer
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Ann Arbor
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Played on a 64 square board.
 
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6. Board Game: Impasse [Average Rating:5.43 Unranked]
Clark D. Rodeffer
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Ann Arbor
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Played on a 64 square board.
 
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7. Board Game: Kage [Average Rating:5.04 Unranked]
Chris Okasaki
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White Plains
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Kage can be played with a chessboard, two pawns, and a bunch of toothpicks.
 
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8. Board Game: Arimaa [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:1790]
Dan Rosewater
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Zürich
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Designed to use the same board and pieces provided in a standard Chess set, Arimaa is the first game created intentionally to be difficult for computers to play. The number of possible moves at each turn in Arimaa is almost 1000 times that of Chess.

There is a reward of $10,000 for the first person or company that can build a computer program that can defeat a selected human Arimaa player prior to 2020.

The complete rules of the game are available at the http://www.arimaa.com/ website where visitors can also use an online tutorial.
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9. Board Game: Focus [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:2619]
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Austin
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You have to ignore some squares in the corners, but it uses a chessboard.
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10. Board Game: All The King's Men [Average Rating:5.60 Overall Rank:11382]
Robb
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First game I thought of when I saw this list
 
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11. Board Game: Creepy Freaks [Average Rating:5.13 Overall Rank:14009]
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Uses an 8x8 board.

Failed miserably, but has some interesting play mechanics.

I picked up a bunch of cheap pieces and I'm giving them away to the Halloweeners tonight along with a copy of the instructions.
 
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12. Board Game: Laska [Average Rating:6.80 Overall Rank:6826]
Jim Pulles
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Regina
Saskatchewan
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Mask your chess board to 7X7, grab some checkers and you're good to go...
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13. Board Game: Knightmare Chess [Average Rating:6.43 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.43 Unranked]
Geoff Knox
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Well, it basically modifies a normal game of chess but I think it would apply to this list.
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14. Board Game: Breakthrough [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:8104]
Edward Ganaden
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Buena Park
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Although I haven't played this, I stumbled upon it when I wasn't checking out current abstract gaming fare. It was a 2001 winner at some notable game design competition. Click the game's name for details.
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15. Board Game: Petting Zoo Gangsta [Average Rating:5.50 Unranked]
Mike Young
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Sterling
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A free download and very very light game that is played on a chessboard.
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16. Board Game: StreetSoccer [Average Rating:6.57 Overall Rank:1633]
Brandon Walsh
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Saint Louis
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What about this one?
 
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17. Board Game: RAMbots [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:7594]
Brian Campbell
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Boston
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As Sonja mentioned, a lot of Icehouse games use a chessboard. This is one of my favorites; it's a game where you build little programs of 5 instructions and then everyone's programs execute simultaneously.
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18. Board Game: Khet: The Laser Game [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:1439]
Mike Sherwood
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Arundel
Maine
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Chessboard & lasers.

Who can ask for more?
 
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19. Board Game: Torres [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:395]
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Seattle
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8 x 8 grid. Other than that...
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20. Board Game: Wingy Crocodiles [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Harvey Wasserman
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Alexandria
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Running Six on a Checkerboard...is a modification of the Kookaburra Game, and (no surprise) uses the beautifully sculpted Kookaburra Game pieces. RSoaC is only for 2 players; both players have an extra kangaroo; and the rules are modified as well, to make it an adult strategy game.
 
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21. Board Game: 100 Other Games to Play on a Chessboard [Average Rating:7.83 Unranked]
Harvey Wasserman
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Book by Stephen Addison, 1983. Haven't read it.
 
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22. Board Game: Chessers [Average Rating:6.50 Unranked]
Harvey Wasserman
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2 players, each having 1 king, 2 circles, 3 triangles, 4 squares. Checkmate your opponent's king, or move your king to the opposite corner to win.
 
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23. Board Game: Force Intriguing Games [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Harvey Wasserman
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This one is a stretch for this list. Force Intriguing Games has a 24-space track (block off corner spaces on the chessboard), and players head for the center 4 squares for "home." First player to get 3 soldiers home wins.
 
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24. Board Game: Beach Maze [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
Harvey Wasserman
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Another 7x7 board. (as is Laska)
 
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25. Board Game: Rubik's Checkers Challenge [Average Rating:3.50 Unranked]
Harvey Wasserman
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This deserves a special mention. Played on a 6x8 board.
 
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